Thankful for FADS Community

Happy Thanksgiving! Fred Astaire Dance Studios would like to take this moment to thank the wonderful ballroom dancing community at our 200 studios across the globe.


History of FADS


Our namesake, Fred Astaire, relied on his charisma and ballroom dancing moves to help the actor shoot to stardom. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Astaire started his performing career at age 5 and gained early fame for his Broadway and vaudeville acts. During his celebrated career, Astaire acted in at least 38 movies where his dance moves often took center stage.


Astaire retired briefly from the spotlight in 1945 and devoted his time to bringing ballroom dancing to the masses. The first Fred Astaire Dance Studios location opened in 1947 on Park Avenue in New York City. Today the tradition of helping people reach their dancing potential continues at our Fred Astaire Dance Studios locations worldwide. We strive to provide students with a new hobby they can cherish forever.


Ballroom Dancing is Fun!

Our studios allow entrepreneurs to teach people in their local community the time-honored tradition of ballroom dancing by using our proven techniques and methods. We are grateful for the dedication and talent of our dedicated instructors and studio owners who foster a fun and social environment to learn how to dance.


Each local studio offers group and private ballroom dancing lessons. To cater to busy customers who may not be able to make it to an in-person dance lesson, we launched an Online Lesson Platform with hundreds of lessons at your fingertips. Visitors can also schedule a live-streaming dance lesson.


For people with a competitive spirit, FADS’ regional, national, and international events provide inspiring opportunities for participants to hone their dancing skills in front of a panel of judges. Check out some of the moves our competitive dancer learned at FADS.


Here’s a preview of the Fred Astaire National Dance Championships held earlier this month in Orlando, Florida. The 2023 NDC competition is being held again at The Signia Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort.

Take a look at this clip of the 2022 Professional American Rhythm Finals at the National Dance Championships.

Watch our competitive dancers showcasing their Latin dancing moves at the Professional International Latin finals this year.


Book a Lesson at FADS

We remain grateful for our studio owners and loyal customers as we celebrate Thanksgiving. If you are ready to learn a lifelong hobby, join the fun today! Contact your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios location to schedule a ballroom dancing lesson.